Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-06-26
  • Publisher: LWW
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This concise, pocket-size resource presents the classic Bates approach in a two-column outline format. The Fourth Edition features new full-color design and art, complete chapter reorganization by body system, and a PDA download with an overview of the head-to-toe assessment. This guide outlines health history; provides an illustrated review of physical examinations for the adult and pediatric patient; reviews common findings; describes special techniques of assessment; and provides succinct aids to interpretation. New content includes two new chapters on interviewing and the Health History and the Pregnant Woman, sample documentation, and increased health promotion.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Physical Examination and History Taking
Interviewing and the Health History NEW!
Beginning the Physical Examination: General Survey and Vital Signs
The Skin, Hair, and Nails
The Head and Neck
The Thorax and Lungs
The Cardiovascular System
The Breasts and Axillae
The Abdomen
The Male Genitalia
The Female Genitalia
The Pregnant Woman NEW!
The Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
The Peripheral Vascular System
The Musculoskeletal System
The Neurological System
Assessing Children: Infancy Through Adolescence
Clinical Reasoning, Assessment, and Plan
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